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        Resident Sustains Cervical Fracture

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

        Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates negotiated a favorable settlement incurred in favor of their client.

        • The Case

          A female elder was admitted to a nursing home and had been diagnosed with dementia. She displayed increased signs of confusion and required a walker to ambulate steadily. She began to experience falls. The family members of our client requested that she receive more attentive care, but the staff denied these requests. One month later, the woman was left unsupervised and fell from her dining room chair. She sustained a cervical fracture and had to receive a tracheostomy on her C1 and C2 vertebrae.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence claim against the nursing home, alleging that it violated the Illinois Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act. Michael Silverman, an injury attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, argued that the staff’s deviation from its standard of care caused their client to suffer decreased mobility and a surgical procedure.

          The defendant denied the allegations. Michael Silverman provided evidence from the client’s medical chart, which indicated inconsistencies in documentation. The client had been noted as falling from her bed; however, no injuries were indicated on her chart. After significant negotiating and plea bargaining, Mr. Silverman negotiated a favorable settlement for his client.

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          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates invites you for a free telephone or in person consultation to discuss your injury and any questions you may have. You can also email us or even speak with us right now on LiveChat, located in the lower right corner of the screen. Even if you do not wish to retain an attorney, we can set you on the right path for free. Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record in helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our Success Record. Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822, or you can call our toll free number at (800)-985-1819.


        Resident Sustains Cervical Fracture

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury